Family:Whitney, Thomas Hendly (c1803-1862)

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Thomas Hendly Whitney (Elisha), son of Elisha and Lydia (Bass) Whitney, was born about Jun 1803, Annapolis, NS, and died 25 Dec 1862, Newburyport, MA, aged 59 years 6 months, of consumption.[1]

He married, say 1832, Salome P. Kniffin, daughter of Andrew and Mercy (Whitman) Kniffin. She was born 2 Apr 1813, Albany, Nova Scotia, and died 12 Jul 1905, Newburyport, MA, aged 92 years 3 months 10 days, of heart exhaustion.[2] She was buried in Oak Hill Cemetery, Newburyport, MA.

They lived in Springfield, NS, and Clinton and Newburyport, MA. He was a ship carpenter.

They were admitted to the church in Lancaster, MA, in 1845.[3]

Children of Thomas and Salome P. (Kniffin) Whitney:

i. Eveline Parker Whitney, b. 15 Oct 1832, Springfield, NS; d. 1 Dec 1879, Newburyport, MA, aged 47 years 1 months, of pulmonary consumption;[4] m. 21 Jul 1867, Newburyport, MA, Oliver Payne Townsend, b. ca. 1838, Portland, ME, son of John and Mary W. (-----) Townsend.[5]
ii. Elizabeth Mahala Whitney, b. 7 Jul 1834, Springfield, NS; d. 12 May 1876, Newburyport, MA (also recorded at Boston, MA), aged 41 years 10 months 4 days, of phthisis;[6] m. 21 Sep 1853, Newburyport, MA, Thomas Hall, b. ca. 1828, NS, son of James and Mary (-----) Hall.[7]
iii. James Edward Whitney, b. 5 Nov 1836, Springfield, NS; m. Susan Simpson.
iv. William Alden Whitney, b. 16 Nov 1838, Aylesford, NS; m. Elizabeth Ann Tuttle.
v. George H. Whitney, b. 8 Feb 1843, Boston, MA; d. Jan 1865, Boston, MA, lost at sea with the bark "Race Horse".

Census

31 39 Thomas M. Whitney 47 M - Yeoman Nova Scotia Salome " 37 F - " Eveline P. " 17 F - " Elizabeth M. " 16 F - " Attended school James G. " 14 M - " Attended school William A. " 11 M - " Attended school George M. " 7 M - Mass. Attended school Louisa Fitch 17 F - "

2075 2205 Thomas H. Whitney 55 M - S. Carpenter $1800 - Nova Scotia Salome Whitney 46 F - " " James E. Whitney 23 M - Bookeeper Nova Scotia Eveline P. Whitney 27 F - " " Wm. A. Whitney 20 M - Painter " " Geo. H. Whitney 17 M - Mass.

361 443 Salome Whitney 52 F - Nova Scotia W - - - - - Eveline P. Whitney 32 F - " " S Tailoress - - - - - George A. Whitney 22 M - Mass. S Mariner - - 1 1 - 361 444 William A. Whitney 25 M - Nova Scotia M Painter - - 1 - - Lizzie A. Whitney 24 F - Mass. M - - - - - Emma A. Whitney 1 F - " S - - - - - Infant [Whitney] 2m F - " S - - - - -

128 129 Whitney, Salome 56 F W Keeping house $1800 $1000 Nova Scotia Parents of foreign birth Hall, Thomas 37 M W House Carpenter $1000 " " " " " ----, Lizzie W. 35 F W No Occupation " " " " ----, Dudley J. 12 M W At School Mass. " " " " Attended school Tyler, Benjamin 76 M W Shoe Maker Vermont Male citizen over 21 -----, Freelove 58 F W Keeping house Nova Scotia " " "

Freelove (Kniffin)(Corbet) Tyler was Salome's sister.
  • 1880, widow Salome and son George not found.

References

1.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 156, page 258.

2.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 1905/71 (death), page 222.

3.^  "Thomas [Whitney], adm. chh. ___ __, 1845. C.R.3," and "Salome [Whitney], Mrs., adm. chh. ___ __, 1845. C.R.3," according to Henry S. Nourse, ed., The Birth, Marriage and Death Register, Church Records and Epitaphs, of Lancaster, Massachusetts, 1643-1850 (Lancaster, MA: 1890), p. 394.

4.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 310, page 256.

5.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 199, page 255.

6.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 283, page 253, and volume 285, page 116.

7.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 69, page 262.


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